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Al Jazeera America
Oct 17, 2013 7:30pm EDT
in montana say they don't have equal access. they filed a lawsuit against county and state election officials asking for satellite voting on their reservations to begin 30 days prior to election, just like everywhere else in the state. >> there's a law out there for almost anything that we want to do. and one of the laws is the right to vote. and all we're trying to do today is see that the state government, you know, helps us enforce that law. we want the secretary of state to stand beside us and say this needs to be done. >> election officials say they don't have the budget to set up those sites. also at stake, the potential for native american voters to change election outcomes. this controversy reaches beyond montana to other states, south dakota, arizona, we're talking about some gangt -- significant reactions. wajahat ali, many native americans have to drive this far just to cast a ballot. >> they are very empathetic and outraged. turtle heart, said, many of the more remote indian reservations are without a car to reach apology places and -- polling places. especially in south dakota an
Al Jazeera America
Oct 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
. >> these are the main stories. nine leb niece captors released. >> election result in the maldooefs. >> a deportation of a koso van schoolgirl in france. the french president says she can return, but her family is not welcome. protests against austerity brings the italian city of rome to a standstill for a second consecutive day. >> nine lebanese men are to return home, freed by syrian rebels. the group will cross southern turkey from syria. rebels captured the men in may, who said they were returning from a religious trip to iran. there's hope two turkish airline pilots abducted in bair ute in august will be released. we have correspondents in both countries. we'll hear from turkey in a moment. first, andrew simmons is live in beirut. what is the situation there? any word on when they might arrive? >> that's the question. no one knows when this will happen. there's a positive air here that it will happen before long. i'm in a suburb of south bair ute, a shia area. all of the pilgrims came from the area, and some of their relatives have been talking to us earlier. there's a widespread presence of leb
Oct 16, 2013 12:30pm PDT
's the final reaction before the general election. and bollywood divas pay tribute to a filmmaker on his 81st birthday anniversary. welcome back. you are watching "news week south asia." let's move on now. it's a litmus test and semifinal of sorts for india's main opposition party's prime minister candidate. analysts believe elections are slated to take place in 2014. it's a big test for the body, who challenges the incumbent's policies on all spheres. here's the report. india will hold five state elections in november and december, kicking off the contest that is expected to boost the profile. the poles set to begin on november 11 are seen as a runner-up for the national elections, which will be the world's biggest democratic exercise. most polls suggest popularity of economic growth at a time when india is suffering its worst slowdown in a decade. his party is trying to unseat the ruling party, which has been weakened by a string of corruption scandals, high inflation, and stuttering growth after nine years in power. however, it is counting on its record of support for the population, which
Oct 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
there and win an election. push to change it. but don't break it. >> joining me now, bruce bartlett, senior former policy analyst in the reagan white house, former assistant deputy secretary for economic policy in the george h.w. bush administration. and bruce, you got a tweet yesterday. you said, some republicans missed a golden opportunity to stand up to the whackcos and a be a hero. not one did. what is your takeaway about what this episode says about the so-called moderates or establishment or sensible members of the republican caucus? >> well, i can only conclude that there are no moderate republicans. none. zero. peter king, i mean, if that's the best we've got, then he's not very moderate. what i think there are, however, are a few pragmatists, who understand that the party is going over a cliff, and they're going to get taken with it when it goes. but i'm just astonished by the cowardice of, for example, the former treasury secretaries that i knew and have worked for who didn't say a single solitary word about defaulting on the debt and potentially bringing down the entire world fin
Al Jazeera America
Oct 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
of the presidential election. >>> we follow the volunteer firefighters on the front lines in the battle against australia's bush fires. >>> the gloves are on in rwanda as it takes a radical approach to tackle ago a population boom. >> there's no way they can sustain this population growth. it's telling families it's not just about the number of kids they can sustain. it's about the number of kids that the entire country can support. >>> all right. nine lebanese men who were held hostage for more than a year by syrian rebels are waiting to be reunited with their families. they've crossed over into southern turkey, and they're expected back in lebanon within hours. the men were among a group of 11 people abducted in may last year. they say they were on their way home from a pilgrimage run. it's part of athree-way deal that could see the release of two turkish airline pilots abducted in beirut in august, a group of female prisoners held by the government could also go free. we'll be live to turkey in a moment. first, we have more from beirut. >> reporter: pilgrims have their freedom effectively i
Al Jazeera America
Oct 17, 2013 5:00pm EDT
"inside story" from washington. >>> hello every one i'm david dd shuster. election day is one month away. in the garden state the past republican has won the election and has gained the support of many voters. in virginia the government shuttle dowshutdown widen the g. these gubernatorial candidates have spent money on the ground and the airwaves struggling all the way through. this comes as voters across america are expressing major dissatisfaction. we'll talk about this tonight but first some background. >> i think the govenor at the last date he was called bullying by saying it was an example of strong leadership. >> in the race for new jersey govenor. she punched hard at govenor christie. >> govenor christie rem represes the combination of bully. and that is what has some democrats to support him. >> at this point christie led in the polls by 30 points. you want to start throwing stones, you better get out of your glass house. >> thbono charged that christies giving tax breaks to big businesses at the expense of small businesses and christie accused bono of being a big spender. >> th
Oct 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
a microphone! you guys can hear me, right?! rawr! america's happiest and newest elected official, cory booker, who won the open u.s. senate seat last night in the great state of new jersey. and you know, even though mr. booker was not in d.c. yet, for all of the mess that d.c. just went through, it is hard to not see his election last night in terms of how messed up washington is right now and what a trauma they've just put themselves through. it's hard not to look at his election in terms of how this trauma may have changed washington. how the parties involved and the players involved may, potentially at least, see themselves differently from here on out after having survived what we just went through. >> there is work to do. you know there's work to do. when no matter who you love, gay or straight, still are treated equally under the law. you know there's work to do. when you can have a full-time job in america and work with honor and dignity, but still live in poverty. you know we have work to do. when you're a woman, you know there's work to do. when you're a woman in america who works th
Oct 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
refusing to accept the legitimacy of president obama. they now want to declare the 2012 election a, quote, mistrial. that comment comes from this man. former senator jim demint. he's the tea partier who tried to use obama care to, quote, break the president. and who was a driving force behind the government shutdown. and now in a new wall street journal op-ed out today, he says, quote, obama care was not the central fight in 2012. the best thing is to declare last year's election a mistrial on obama care. declare the election a mistrial? obama care was not the central fight of 2012? was he watching the same campaign i was? >> we passed obama care. and it was the right thing to do. >> when we're elected, we're going to get rid of obama care and return health care to the people. >> repeal obama care. and that's exactly what we're going to do. >> get rid of obama care and replace it with real -- >> here is how you repeal obama care. >> i said we'd pass health care reform. we passed it. >> oh, you're right, mr. demint. health care wasn't an issue at all in 2012. let's just declare it a mistri
Oct 16, 2013 9:00pm PDT
despite your misgivings as a potential nominee for republicans, could they win an election with somebody like him at the helm? >> here is the thing, you have to take ted cruz seriously. ted cruz is a pied piper of a certain wing of the republican party. he is very important on the national stage, he is not going anywhere, and you're right, he is very smart. i am not so sure he is a great strategist, maybe he knew he couldn't win, but wanted to raise this as an issue saying i haven't forgotten you folks. i'm still on obama care, it is still a problem for us and i'm still following the grass roots. a lot of politicians come to washington, and the first thing they do is run against washington. i think he has done it in record time. >> and in terms of obama care itself, can we assume literally tomorrow, once the government is back up and running, the debt ceiling issue is shelved, we're not going to see the obama care back up, something the republicans wanted to see because they believe that president obama could be quite vulnerable on this. >> well, look, i think obama care is the law. i th
Oct 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
. let's not count him out until the next election. >> thank you very much for that. australia, hundreds of homes have been destroyed by wildfires in the new south wales area. firefighters are battling blazes across the state and sydney has been particularly hard hit. higher temperatures and winds are expecting to intensify the problem in the coming days there. fires ferocity of the has shocked residents and firefighters in the nation used to dealing with brushfires. some 80 blazes are burning across new south wales. 1/4 of the uncontained. the situation is bad in the blue mountains, a top tourist destination. 200 houses have been destroyed in this area. all that hard work. it's gone. to think, well, i've got start again. >> the fire season has gone off to an early start following a dry winter and hot spring. temperatures of over 30 degrees celsius and winds up to 100 kilometers per hour have whipped up the flames. the fire chief says it will take weeks to put the fires out. many more homes are under threat. >> it is scary to know that there are so many people that have lost their houses
Al Jazeera America
Oct 16, 2013 5:00am EDT
, winning the early vote in mayoral elections. was this verdict expected? >> i don't think anyone really knew what was going to happen. this was an appeal against an earlier sentence of five years of charges of embezzlement. i think he and perhaps his family and wife and supporters will be released he's not spending the next five years in prison. he thinks the whole thing is trumped up against him. what should be on trial is the judicial system in russia, saying the charges were trumped up by the kremlin and president putin, a form of political revenge against him because of his long-running blog about corruption. he's the sharpest thorn in the side of the kremlin. this is a different case from earlier proceedings. s since standing in the moscow mayoral election he's been a serious challenge to the kremlin. he had 27% of the votes in the election last month. some 660,000 people voted for him. this was a great shock to the kremlin and the government and they were anxious to set up lavalni as a russian mandela, a martyr in prison. that's why we got the suspended sentence of five years. it
Al Jazeera America
Oct 19, 2013 3:00am EDT
a rerun of the presidential election. they say the poll violates a supreme court order. the court annulled the rumghts rumghts -- results last month. the election commissioner said he had no choice but to cancel the vote. when our officals tried the police personnel in this building obstructed them from taking anything from here. they were not able to take anything from here. so we have not except the election to date. >> let's take a look to the build up of this election. mohammad nashad was ousted last year in what he said it was a coups. the supreme court cancelled the results after the campaign complained of irregularities. they have asked for a die lay. one of them was abdullah why. yameen. >> we have a spokesman from the party live. from male. there is a considerable amount of political confusion for people watching this story outside of the maul -- maldives. have the police police said whyy stopped the election from going ahead? they said they are complying with a supreme court directive. that is all they said. this is the second time they stopped it. >> what supreme court directive
Oct 17, 2013 6:00pm EDT
of the democratically elected as well as the president part is a different -- more of an appointment there by triable helders or then the president is elect bid the peace. how much of an election is it for the parliament and how much legitimacy do they have going forward? this was something i said -- there was some criticism, i think the economist wrote a year or so ago that so. slots were going for about $25,000. there was some corruption alleged. can you talk about that and has going forward. there has been challenging of corruption in somalia through the years. the importance is the commitment of the current government to move beyond that as they look at the list of ben mark with the election, the constitution over the next several month. the 36-month time table. there is historically a great deal of factionalism within somalia that will be important to have the kind of inclusive dialogue over the next 36 months to find a way forward that enables that kind of participation in the solution. there is -- this is the one of the best opportunities that somalia has had in two decades with an inclusive
Oct 19, 2013 12:00am PDT
where they would like to go up in flames in the next election, i would say that they are not going to nominate him for president, that he does obviously represent a lot of people in the tea party and some people in texas who are also very conservative but i don't see him getting the nomination. i think there is a lot of scar tissue among the gop right now because he led them down a path of where they really taking a big hit in the polls, and i think there is going to be a long memory of that when it comes to the nomination for president of the united states next time. so he can posture. he can pander, and he's very bright, and he's very, you know, interesting, but that doesn't mean that he is going to be the nominee next time. >> i mean, lanny davis, interesting thing i think going forward will be obama care and the debate about it because frankly, if the republicans had not tried to defund it but focused more on ignoring shutting down the government but going after the president on obama care, the moment it started because it started so badly, they may have been in a very strong p
Oct 18, 2013 9:00pm EDT
in the next election, i would say that they are not going to nominate him for president, that he does obviously represent a lot of people in the tea party and some people in texas who are also very conservative but i don't see him getting the nomination. i think there is a lot of scar tissue among the gop right now because he led them down a path of where they really taking a big hit in the polls, and i think there is going to be a long memory of that when it comes to the nomination for president of the united states next time. so he can posture. he can pander, and he's very bright, and he's very, you know, interesting, but that doesn't mean that he is going to be the nominee next time. >> i mean, lanny davis, interesting thing i think going forward will be obama care and the debate about it because frankly, if the republicans had not tried to defund it but focused more on ignoring shutting down the government but going after the president on obama care, the moment it started because it started so badly, they may have been in a very strong position now because obama care may have many
Oct 14, 2013 7:00pm PDT
party in the lead in next may's european election. first, and a letter to barack obama, nine american senators from both sides of the aisle have said they are open to suspending the implementation of new sanctions against iran if it suspends uranium enrichment. israel's prime minister says that easing pressure on iran over its nuclear program at this stage would be an historic mistake. the comments coming a day before western powers begin a fresh round of talks with tehran. the government has already rejected one of their key demands. >> uranium produced in iranian plants will not be shipped abroad for enrichment. the top nuclear negotiator in tehran said the move constituted a red line that iran would not cross. next we will not allow uranium enrichment to be suspended, not even for one day. the enrichment itself is nonnegotiable. the extent and level of enrichment is negotiable. for various reasons, we will not agree to ship even one gram of uranium outside of iran. >> his comments come before talks in geneva where iranians will get around the table with representatives from the u.s
Oct 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
to washington next month, only the fourth african-american to be elected to that chamber ever. he has a busy and active agenda before he arrives. what's going to happen before he gets there? we will be looking inside his file of facts. if it's saturday here on "up," that means it's time for up against the clock. get ready to test your knowledge against news and pop culture. that's later. but, first the government had been closed 16 days. a default was a mere hours away wednesday night when the senate planned to avert and fund the government. president obama quickly signed it. he expressed his hope the opposition party had learned an important lesson. >> one of the things i said throughout this process is we got to get out of the habit of governing by crisis and my hope and expectation is everybody has learned that there is in reason why we can't work on the issues at hand, why we can't disagree between the parties while still being agreeable and make sure that we're not inflicting harm on the american people when we do have disagreements. >> that hope, though, already being 'ut to the test b
Oct 20, 2013 6:00pm EDT
was elected in november of 2004 as a citizen legislature, dr. coburn pledged to serve no more than two terms in the u.s. senate and to continue to care for his patients. prior to his election to the senate, dr. coburn represented oklahoma's second congressional district in the u.s. house of representatives from 1995 to 2001. he retired from congress to fulfill his pledge to serve no more than three terms in the house of representatives. senator coburn had a fascinating and full life in addition to holding elected office. he was raised in oklahoma and received a b.s. in accounting from oklahoma state university. and for eight years after that, he was a manufacturing manager of a division of coburn optical industries in colonial heights, virginia. after his family's business was sold he changed the course of his life by returning to school to become a physician. he became president of his class at the university of oklahoma medical school where he graduated in 1983. after internship and residency he returned to his hometown where he specialized in family medicine, obstetrics and allergies. dr.
Oct 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
of the last three we'res, it was a line in the sand that was basically wiped away in the 2010 election. republicans picked up more seats than in any midterm election in almost 75 years. it was back then a sheepish feeling to put it mildly among democrats including the president. >> i'm not recommending for every future president that they take a shellacking like i did last night. >> that was president obama the day after that shellacking back in november 2010. two years earlier, being elected with the largest share of the vote for any democrat since lbj, now here he was acknowledging just how far public opinion had shifted. i get it, he was telling the country, i was going to change. then the next month after that shellacking but before the new congress got sworn into office, he made a deal with republicans to extend the bush tax cuts. after losing so badly at the polls, he changed his tune and he cut a deal that also included some new stimulus money. for the most part the left hated it. the polls also showed that the public actually liked it, they liked what they were seeing a real bi
Al Jazeera America
Oct 19, 2013 5:00am EDT
have not the prints except the election to date. >> now the police in the maldives insist they were up holding the rule of law. >> if something is going not according to the constitution or the supreme court ruling i believe that all of the people, the citizens have the right to say whatever they feel. and we believe that if it's not been followed, we are saying that we are taking the stand that we will be ee not -- we will not be able to help, assist if the gietd -- guidelines are not followed. >>> lets look up to the lead up. the president last year was ousted in a coup. "thethe supreme court later cancelled the results. the new elections are due to take place on saturday. the other candidates asked for a delay. one of them is abdulla a yeah mean. the a spokesman says several political groups have been trying to to rerestrict -- restrict the democratic process. >> one of the parties went to court after the first round their complaint was their irregularities in the voter's list. but no irregularity was identified. the supreme court came up with 16 directives and utah out of weather s
Oct 21, 2013 10:00am EDT
crowd than usual come in from hyde park. the president or not to greet them. they await the election results. the president would come out and greet them. >> eleanor roosevelt tonight at 9:00 eastern on c-span and c- span three. president obama sticks with issues with health care. afterwards we will take your phone call. a roundtable discussion between political strategist from today's "washington journal." >> we are five days removed from the shutdown. this is a set. we are joined by a republican gas.emocratic what are republicans taking away? what are the right lessons? are there wrong lessons? x it is my hope that we will have a little time of evaluation. politically this is a tremendous mistake. a ratecans have opportunity to win back the senate. is that we areng still in a range of states around the country. rollout has been a disaster. democrats will have to be held accountable. host: as you hear about them talk about this are there wrong lessons your hearing? republican leaders have made it clear that the shutdown is not the answer. conservative policy to give workers a two we
Oct 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
to that is have you heard the possibility that assad himself may organize election which is would give his regime the air of legitimacy steps? the first part. the second part is more widely, towards the alloit community. imagine this room were filled with worried members of that community and you referred in an earlier question to your website. could you make it real for this community. what is your real vision that syria after so much blood letting, this community would be safe for example, look next door at iraq which even has a constitution has a constitution that was negotiated and approved in a referendum. look at the violence that takes place there. look at the difficulties in egypt which doesn't even have sectarian divisions. after all this blood letting how could you convince alloits to buy into your vision that they will be safe in a syria which sunnis will play such a prominent role? thank you very much. >> thank you. a very important question. well, let me address the first part, which is an easy one. talking about elections and assad suppose
Oct 22, 2013 1:00am PDT
, because it makes so much sense. again, a lot of this is driven by the next election and probably the presidential election in 2016. once those are over, states are going to see the economic rationality. >> we're seeing so much of a patchwork, both in terms of whether or not states are expanding medicaid, which has a huge impact on the number of people with insurance in the states, but also on whether or not the exchanges work and whether they work well and whether or not they're being well promoted in the states. in states where it doesn't work well, where people, the number of uninsured isn't dropping and the number of people having easy access to more affordable care doesn't go up very quickly because the states just aren't doing a good job by hook or by crook, does that adversely impact the effect of this law at making health insurance more affordable in states where people are trying to make it work? >> probably not. so, i think actually, we're going to have an interesting natural experiment. california has gone full steam ahead with expanding health care. it was the state wi
Oct 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT
learned something. that is we have people who have been elected to office who would come to washington and put all of their energy and intellect into tearing down the united states economy. there is nothing to celebrate. i was born and raised in texas. i'm embarrassed by people showing up to cheer somebody whose efforts cost this economy $24 billion. we had about 148,000 jobs create ed this last month. and most economists attribute it correctly to ted cruz and the tea party. i don't know what you have to celebrate kwb mr. cruz. >> when you see this celebration of cruz and thank you, ted, and all of this. and you look at the fact that a new poll finds republicans may be in trouble in 2014, now it wasn't that long ago it seemed totally out of the question whether the democrats could overtake the majority of the house next year. but now by a nine-point margin, people in republican districts say the shutdown made them less likely to vote for the incumbent. but a 1% margin said the shutdown made them more likely to vote for incumbents in democratic districts. this put it in play for the dem
Oct 18, 2013 2:00am EDT
, any republican senator who is up for re-election who supported the reid/mcconnell deal of the other night is going to face a well financed, well financed challenge with money channelling via ted cruz and his allies who include jim demint of heritage, who include the koch brothers. >> it looks like a purge. >> they're going to do the purge if they can. they have nothing but contempt for people they view as accommodationists who are in league either deliberately or by by neglect with barack obama. >> president obama admonished defeated republicans today that breaking our system of government is not the way to make change, not breaking it. helping it. and he had a suggestion of how they might one day get what they want. let's listen. >> you don't like a particular policy or a particular president, then argue for your position. go out there and win an election. push to change it. but don't break it. don't break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. >> you know, sometimes the president isn't at his best. he was today. and i thought, jonathan, i thought going out there
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